Jean-François Millet

1814 - 1875

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Jean-François Millet (French: [milɛ]; October 4, 1814 – January 20, 1875) was a French artist and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his paintings of peasant farmers and can be categorized as part of the Realism art movement. Toward the end of his career he became increasingly interested in painting pure landscapes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-François Millet has received more than 568,572 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Jean-François Millet is the 56th most popular painter (down from 55th in 2019), the 137th most popular biography from France (up from 143rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular French Painter.

Jean-François Millet is most famous for his paintings of peasants laboring in the fields.

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Among painters, Jean-François Millet ranks 56 out of 1,428. Before him are Kazimir Malevich, Andrea del Verrocchio, Georges Braque, Camille Pissarro, Fra Angelico, and Anthony van Dyck. After him are Jackson Pollock, Paolo Veronese, J. M. W. Turner, Giorgione, Diego Rivera, and Théodore Géricault.

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Among people born in 1814, Jean-François Millet ranks 2Before him is Mikhail Bakunin. After him are Samuel Colt, Taras Shevchenko, Adolphe Sax, Mikhail Lermontov, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Anders Jonas Ångström, Henri Nestlé, Julius von Mayer, Hong Xiuquan, and Jenny von Westphalen. Among people deceased in 1875, Jean-François Millet ranks 3Before him are Hans Christian Andersen and Georges Bizet. After him are Ferdinand I of Austria, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Andrew Johnson, Isaac Singer, Tongzhi Emperor, Charles Lyell, Éliphas Lévi, John Edward Gray, and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-François Millet ranks 137 out of 5,234. Before him are Pierre Curie (1859), Saint Sebastian (300), Jean-François Champollion (1790), Jacques Chirac (1932), Charles VIII of France (1470), and Alfred Dreyfus (1859). After him are Charles VI of France (1368), Jacques Cartier (1491), Hugh Capet (940), François Viète (1540), Edward IV of England (1442), and Évariste Galois (1811).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Jean-François Millet ranks 15Before him are Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Gustave Courbet (1819), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), and Georges Braque (1882). After him are Théodore Géricault (1791), Georges Seurat (1859), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Honoré Daumier (1808), Gustave Doré (1832), and Henri Rousseau (1844).